Fans of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass will love Anne Nesbet’s middle-grade fantasy A Box of Gargoyles.
In this sequel to The Cabinet of Earths, twelve-year-old Maya is feeling more at home in Paris, a city filled with old magic. Her little brother, James, is safe, and the terrible man with purple eyes is gone. At least Maya believed he was until a person-sized column of dust and leaves with hints of purple where its eyes should be begins following her.
Maya suspects the strange, shadowy column is what’s left of the purple-eyed man, and that it—he—is behind the eerie changes in Paris, including the appearance of flying, talking stone gargoyles. She’s right. Worse, he has bound Maya to make him whole again, even if it kills her.
Anne Nesbet teaches classes on silent films and Russian novels at UC Berkeley. The author of The Cabinet of Earths and A Box of Gargoyles, she lives near San Francisco with her husband, three daughters, and one irrepressible dog.
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More than 1 year ago
SHE MUST MAKE A THIRD BOOK! SHE MUST! THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF HOLES LEFT OVET FROME THE CABINET OF EARTHS! LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE THREE GRAINS THAT THE HOURGLASS STOLE? ARE THERE OTHER MAGICIANS? WHAT ABOUT HER MOTHER'S NEW BABY? WHAT HAPPENS THEN? TELL ME MORE!
More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read this year so far and i loved Anne Nesbet's first book "Cabinet of the Earths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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